An album of 300 classic and contemporary photographs devoted to the sea. This handsome volume highlights the ocean as a source of auspicious inspiration, of commercial potential, and as the hub of conquering expeditions. Uniting 300 historical, documentary, and art photographs, from archival to very recent works, The Sea celebrates the ocean from a number of striking perspectives, including lonely lighthouses, bustling port towns, early explorations of Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, and abstract compositions of waves, water, and light by some of the world’s best-known photographers. With high-quality reproductions and an attractive slipcase, this new compact edition offers a lasting tribute to nature’s most powerful force.?????????
Pierre Borhan, former director of photography with the French Ministry of Culture, has commissioned exhibitions throughout Europe. He is author and editor of monographs on Dorothea Lange, Eugene Atget, and Andre Kertesz, and the book Man to Man: A History of Gay Photography.